Archive for the ‘Trade Talk’ Category
Posted on Oct 22
After all those mostly underperforming “M’s,” — Minnesota, Milwaukee and Memphis — the Bulls get a look at a real contender Tuesday at the United Center, the Western Conference champion Oklahoma City Thunder.
Though mostly overshadowed by the Lakers and their high profile additions of Dwight Howard and Steve Nash, most around the NBA still consider the Thunder the favorites …
Posted on Mar 8
Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard said he’s trying to live in the moment amidst continuous speculation on where he may—or may not—end up between now and next week’s NBA trade deadline.
Speaking to the media following the Magic’s shootaround at the United Center on Thursday, Howard opened his comments with his best Charles Barkley impersonation.
“Listen, if you want to …
Posted on Mar 6
The Bulls wanted to get a veteran player like Richard Hamilton for the playoffs. It looks like that’s what it might be.
Not really, as the Bulls Tuesday confirmed Hamilton had suffered just a right shoulder bruise and sprain and contusion instead of, as feared, something more serious when he collided with Roy Hibbert just over a minute into Monday’s …
Posted on Feb 22
Prior to starting his second consecutive game after missing five in a row with lower back pain, Bulls guard Derrick Rose declared himself pain-free and said he’s a go for the NBA All-Star Game on Sunday in Orlando.
“My back is feeling good,” said Rose before the Bulls defeated the Bucks 110-91 on Wednesday at the United Center. “I’m not …
Posted on Jan 5
So what if the Orlando Magic and Dwight Howard get to the March 15th trading deadline and the best trade for Orlando and the best situation for Howard is the Bulls?
And it could be.
The Bulls come into Orlando Friday concerned more immediately about being 6-1 and the health of Derrick Rose, Richard Hamilton and C.J. Watson, all day-to-day …
Posted on Feb 24
Breakfast doesn’t look as enriching as it might have been for the Bulls.
It doesn’t seem like the coffee will be very good: No Brewer.
There’ll be no TV show from Dallas. No. J.R.
And if there was no one to be a Parker.
There’ll be no Lee and no Ellington and no Thornton and basically no change …
Posted on Feb 22
It looks like that D-League stint will give James Johnson a chance to play.
Just not with the Bulls.
Johnson, the 2009 Bulls’ first round pick at No. 16, was traded Tuesday to the Toronto Raptors for the Miami Heat’s 2011 first round pick the Raptors held from the sign-and-trade deal for Chris Bosh.
The trade gives the Bulls two …
Posted on Feb 22
Here comes Joakim back to play Wednesday, and here comes the Miami Heat Thursday to the United Center, as the unofficial post All-Star break stretch drive begins Tuesday in the NBA. If the playoffs started today, it would be Bulls and–uh oh–Carmelo Anthony’s Knicks?
Yes, the much anticipated and too much discussed trade finally is expected to be finalized Tuesday …
Posted on Feb 6
Last season, among the big games the Bulls played were the so-called audition/examination games, when Chicago faced potential future Bulls like LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, Joe Johnson, David Lee and Carlos Boozer.
As an aside, by the way, I had a long conversation with a veteran Warriors executive before Saturday’s Bulls loss in Oakland, and he wanted to …
Posted on Jan 19
It turns out Carmelo Anthony is not as dumb and greedy as we were led to believe.
No, he’s not going to the New Jersey Nets in a trade, which Nets owner and oligarch (I love covering oligarchs) Mikhail Prokhorov announced Wednesday after arriving back in the U.S. Prokhorov said that the trade talks had become a distraction–apparently denying the …